For decades, photographer Lynn Goldsmith has been documenting rock-and-roll icons, including the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and Bob Marley. Her ninth book, Rock & Roll Stories, is a candid look back at that part of her career as a photographer. Goldsmith will be in Toronto to do a Q & A at 5 p.m. with local journalist Rob Duffy; this will be followed by drinks and a book-signing session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local suds appreciator Lauren Richard hosts an evening of beer tastings at the Central, punctuated by short sets by local bands the Marks and Bunny Lapin. The event, ABCs of Beer, also has a “secret” theme: the brews you’ll be sampling will be anonymous until the reveal at the end of the event. $6 gets you the beer (the tastings, anyway) and the music.
Dark and dreamy local act Timber Timbre, touring his new album Hot Dreams, hits a local career high with a show at Massey Hall, the venue most Toronto artists dream of playing someday—the Canadian equivalent of playing New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Tickets for the main floor and centre balcony are already unavailable, so it’s possible Taylor Kirk and company, plus their special opening guest Cold Specks, might put a capper on that dream by selling the venue out.